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UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Second Leak detected

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A second water leak was detected early Thursday morning after the first initial leak was repaired.

The leak was located at a joint in the pipe in close proximity to the original leak.

With the water system already drained and pressure low, the repairs willnot take as long as normally expected, accourding to city officials.

Water service was expected to be restored at 8 a.m., as long as no other leaks were located.

However, a boil order will also be in effect until further notice.

Officials discovered a water leak in an 8-inch line near Chestnut and Warren streets, the Brazil City Water Department will have to shut down water services to all Brazil water customers including Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.

At approximately 11:20 p.m., Wednesday, Brazil City Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times there was a large leak in a transite pipe, and the department the pressure from the water tower would probably have to go down in order to replace the damaged section of pipe.

Raubuch added a boil order would most likely be in effect once services are restored, but was unsure of how long the repairs would take.

"There was a large hole in the bottom of the pipe and we will have to cut it out," he said. The important thing right now is that we give a heads up to the hospitals and nursing homes."

Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Times other city employees are in the process of attempting to contact local businesses as well.

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